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Aug 2, 2016

Lebert Louriano Perishes in Traffic Accident

Lebert Louriano

Another traffic accident has ended tragically for a well-known mechanic. On Monday night, Lebert Louriano was travelling alone to Ladyville, Belize District, when he lost control of his SUV, overturned and ran into a tree. Louriano was flung out of the vehicle and died after the vehicle landed on him. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Traffic was backed up between miles four and five on the Phillip Goldson Highway following a fatal traffic accident just before seven o’clock on Monday night. Off the left hand side of the road was a white Honda SUV with its front driver side tire blown out and extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. Unbelievably, the driver of the vehicle, Lebert Louriano was pinned under the vehicle after it collided into a tree and landed atop him.

 

ASP Francisco Ack, Deputy Commander, Precinct 4, Belize City

“Around six-fifty in the evening, police responded to a road traffic accident between miles four and five on the Phillip Goldson Highway upon arrival, police observed a white in color van on the left hand side of the highway when traveling towards Ladyville and further investigation indicated that there was the body of a male person underneath the said white van. So with the assistance of the fire department, they were able to remove the body from underneath the vehicle. The body was later identified to be Lebert Louriano, a twenty-seven year old mechanic of Ladyville Village.”

 

The well-known mechanic was in the city and around six p.m., went to visit with his relatives in the Saint Martin’s area. According to his father, when Louriano could not locate him, he decided to head to his home in Ladyville. Unfortunately, he never made it to his destination.

 

Francisco Ack

ASP Francisco Ack

“Investigation so far indicated that Louriano was traveling in his van by himself towards Ladyville when he lost control of the said vehicle, overturned and ran into a pine tree that was nearby, which cause him to be flung out of the vehicle, on to the ground. And when the vehicle collided into the pine tree, the vehicle landed on him which apparently caused his fatal injury.”

 

According to Deputy Commander Francisco Ack, speeding may have contributed to the accident, which has been an uphill battle for the precinct in the area that spans the stretch from the Pallotti Roundabout to the Haulover Bridge.

 

Reporter

“Eyewitnesses out there are saying that he was trying to overtake at the moment he lost control of the vehicle.”

 

ASP Francisco Ack

“Well that is what our investigation is indicating. Moreover, speeding is one of the contributing factors to the accident. We have been doing a lot of mobile patrols and motorcycle patrols on the highway to mitigate these accidents, to reduce the number of accidents in these areas. So we will continue to do that, but my advice to the general public is to be careful; have consideration for other road users because you have to remember we have pedestrians, cyclists, children who are going to the shop in different areas. We have to be careful. As drivers we have to be careful and abide by the law and the rules of the road and if we do that then we will reduce the number of accidents in these areas.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.

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1 Response for “Lebert Louriano Perishes in Traffic Accident”

  1. joe says:

    This is unfortunate, but Belizeans need to learn to drive with seat belts on. It is not something that is reinforced in this country.

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